Stephanie designed a type specimen booklet for an introductory typography course as part of the MFA Communication Design program at Texas State University. The assignment was to create a grid, write the content, and design a booklet celebrating a classic typeface. Stephanie chose the 1930’s slab serif Rockwell.
Last week was the beginning of Semester Two of the never-ending MFA program I got myself into (why do I do this to myself!?). I am a little more organized this semester. I bought a 3-subject, college-ruled notebook with dividers and pockets. And I revamped my blog so I can try to share what I’m up to with my 2 followers–one of whom is my mom, Hi Mama!
Our first project was pretty simple. A warm-up for the punishment that is to come, I’m sure. We each prepared something to introduce ourselves, using only type. So … I designed a poster, featuring my scarf collection… tada!
Stephanie explored logo design and self-branding for a class project. The logo is based off the Mayan symbol for “9,” Stephanie’s galactic tone. Nine appropriately symbolizes connection and patience, two necessities in the field of Communication Design. If Stephanie ever gets around to printing business cards, they will look something like this:
Rebranding the Bard was a Typography class assignment for the MFA program at Texas State University. Stephanie came up with an original headline and a design to match.
It took a while to get there…here are some of the original ideas:
LVL (pronounced “Level”) is a wearable hydration monitor that started out as a Kickstarter campaign. Stephanie redesigned the logo for a Concept Design course in the MFA program at Texas State University. The new design is made up of eight water droplets arranged into a rectangle. Stephanie also made the decision to spell out the name, “level,” and to add a tagline: Hydrate your body to happiness.
Here’s the before and after:
The UT Tyler Anthropology & Geography Club was really coming together and becoming quite active on campus. They requested an updated logo that showed that two disciplines were coming together. Stephanie used the ideas of civilization and cities to create an image that represents both fields of study.
This was a class project, but the artist is quite real: Kourtney Marie Cecilia Hughes, a graduate of Pratt Institute and alumnus of The University of Texas at Tyler. The final design mimicked Kourtney’s thesis piece, Intrusions
Spring 2013 (MCOM 3312)